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How Steve’s Auto Repair supports the community

In Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, Community Involvement, Pinewood Derby, The Salvation Army by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire believes in giving back to the community.

Over the years, we have partnered with many organizations. This work includes sponsoring events and even cleaning up litter on the side of the road for Keep Prince William Beautiful’s (KPWB) Adopt-A-Spot program.

The business also supports local non-profits on a regular basis.

Scouting, The Salvation Army, and the Prince William County/Manassas Boys & Girls Clubs are among them.

Our support of scouting

We first began to support scouting by sponsoring the Pinewood Derby a few years ago.

It was through these events that we realized the kids and their families didn’t have the space and tools needed to build cars.

This led us to start offering Pinewood Derby workshops each year. We purchased equipment and began opening the shop on the weekend.

“It’s really been a pleasure having them there,” Steve’s Auto Repair Owner Scott Whitling said. “It’s great to see the reactions they have when they’re completing their cars.”

You can read about and see a video of our most recent workshop by checking out this article we wrote.

How we help The Salvation Army

Steve’s Auto Repair is also a supporter of The Salvation Army, which seeks to help the less fortunate. 

In addition to running a food pantry, the non-profit provides funding for gas and electricity so people can have heat during the winter.

It also offers various programs, including the Out of Poverty program.

“For many, many years The Salvation Army has been helping people,” Whitling explained. “It’s one of the good non-profits here in Prince William County that’s consistent all the way through.”  

In addition to volunteering at the warehouse, we have also sponsored its Angel Tree program and assisted with the Fill The Truck program. 

We also maintain the organization’s vehicles to help keep them on the road.

Assisting the Boys & Girls Club

For many years, we have been working with the Boys & Girls Club, which serves youth in the community.

This non-profit offers before and after school activities and various programs. 

“The kids are able to have different experiences – whether it’s sports, academic programs or STEM-related classes – that a lot of kids don’t get,” Whitling said.

It’s also affordable and if a family can’t pay for the club membership, none of the kids are turned away.  

We work on the buses and perform oil changes and inspections at no cost.

Funding What’s Up Prince William

Steve’s Auto Repair also helps fund What’s Up Prince William (WUPW.news). 

The media site provides free coverage and event promotion for local non-profits, including the scouts, The Salvation Army, and the Boys & Girls Club.

“It’s an organization that’s very important to the community, and that’s why it’s important to us,” Whitling explained.

Located at 2603 Hanco Center Drive in Woodbridge, Steve’s Auto Repair provides various services. They include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics. It’s also an authorized Goodyear tire dealer.

You can read more about Steve’s Auto Repair and what we do in an article we published recently.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Steve’s Auto Repair

In Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Club, Community Involvement by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

We’d like to thank everybody who came to have their vehicle serviced at Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire. Thank you for trusting us in servicing your vehicles. 

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

One of the things that we are proud of, this year, is being able to give back to the community through various organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club. 

We have been able to provide the Boys & Girls Clubs with free oil changes and inspections, which allows us to do a safety check on those vehicles every time they come in. This helps keep them on the road and makes sure the kids have a safe place to go.

In our support of What’s Up Prince William, we’ve been able to talk about the good things going on in our community and talk about other non-profits that would not normally have a voice or a place to share their information.

Along with another auto repair shop, we were able to do more than $64,000 of in-kind services through What’s Up Prince William.

As part of our community support, we’re getting ready to host the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby workshop. The program allows families and the pack to come in and work on the cars together. 

Pinewood Derby workshop

Knowing that a lot of people live in apartments and town homes or may not have the necessary tools, for many years we have opened up our shop to allow the parents and kids to work on those projects.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

Owner of Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire recieves Boys & Girls Club award

In Boys and Girls Club, Community Involvement by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

ST Billingsawardley, owner of Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire, was honored with the Good Character and Citizenship Award at the 27th annual Steak ‘n’ Stake dinner, hosted by the Prince William County Boys & Girls Clubs.

Billingsley received the award for the work he does in the community, specifically the partnership he’s created between Steve’s and the Boys & Girls Clubs. Late last year, Steve’s donated a renovated van to the Boys & Girls Club to help the organization bring children back and forth to the clubs’ programs.

“It is a great honor to be recognized by the Prince William Boys & Girls Clubs. They do great work for kids in our community, and I’m happy to give them my support,” said Billingsley.

Other local organizations were honored for their involvement, and two club members were given the Youth of the Year Awards.

 

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire donates bus to Boys & Girls Club in Dumfries

In Boys and Girls Club, Community Involvement by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

After seeing a need, our shop decided to help out and find and fix up a bus to donate to the General Heiser Boys & Girls Club in Dumfries.

But we couldn’t do it on our own – we had to work together to make it happen.

In addition to the techs and management at Steve’s Auto Repair working on finding and repairing the bus, two automotive companies – K&W Tire and Carquest – also stepped in to assist.

K&W Tire donated an entire set of quality tires, and Carquest provided much needed parts to complete repairs on the bus, to make it safe for the road. Both companies have been involved in community projects for several years.

For the club’s Executive Director Judy Moore, having another vehicle will make a huge difference – for herself, her staff and the kids.

“I am so excited about this new bus that we just got. We’ve been having to take two buses to schools, to pick up the kids, or picking up a group of kids and coming back and then sending the bus back to get more kids,” said Moore.

We’re proud that we were able to make a difference in our community at Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire brings light, holiday cheer to Boys & Girls Club bus

In Boys and Girls Club, Community Involvement by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Dumfries Christmas ParadeSteve’s Auto Repair & Tire assisted the Heiser Boys & Girls Club of Dumfries, to get their bus ready for the Dumfries Christmas Parade.

This year was the second year that gethe staff at Steve’s has helped to decorate the bus for the parade.

According to ST Dumfries Christmas ParadeBillingsley, owner of Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire, the staff attached the lighting display and garlands, and then added batteries and an inverter, so the Christmas lights would work while the bus is out on the road.

“We’re proud to help be a part of the holiday tradition of the Dumfries Christmas Parade in the community, and that we could help the Boys & Girls Club to participate in the parade,” said Billingsley.

The bus made its debut last Saturday at the parade, and was enjoyed by many of the children from the Boys & Girls Club that rode on the bus for the parade.

Dumfries Christmas Parade